Toward A Fake Flash Drive Free World – No More Counterfeits – No More Data Loss

upcomingtrend Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 15, 2009

upcomingtrend is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Registered in China, upcomingtrend has sold more than 1500+


Not yet investigated:




Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims.

To see upcomingtrend’s negative feedback Please Click Here

June 8th, 2009 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

The models sold under the eBay seller upcomingtrend confirmed as Counterfeit, recorded with eBayer ID and eBay Item Number – Standard Procedure. Presented as listed at auction. Counterfeit items tied to criminal activity enjoy no protection. If you bought one of these items from upcomingtrend, you should test immediately with the software H2testw 1.4 . Do not store any important information until you can confirm you have the advertised capacity (minus formatting overhead).

Should your device not report the true advertised capacity:

  1. Immediately attempt to move any data you have stored on it to another source. Be advised if you have stored more than the reported size from H2testw 1.4, you will not be able to recover it all – you can expect to see errors in the copy back.
  2. Immediately report to eBay and PayPal to add your voice against this seller.

If the eBay Item number has disappeared from your won list. Please go to PayPal and search through your transactions for the approximate time frame of your purchase. You will find the details of your transaction and ebay item number. PayPal keeps this information for a long time. Use the email address:

Please include:

  1. PayPal Transaction Number
  2. Ebay Item Number
  3. Date Of PayPal Transaction
  4. Date Of eBay Item Listing
  5. Your eBayer Id
  6. Cite eBay Seller upcomingtrend
  7. The results from your testing with H2testw 1.4
  8. Any information concerning data loss and it’s value to you

You are to inform them you wish to be part of the investigation against this seller and are adding yourself to the evidence. You expect to be fully refunded for the purchase and shipping and if you can prove data loss compensation for it as well. Furthermore, it is a fact that PayPal and eBay are aware of cases pouring in. You are invited to copy:

on your correspondence.


18 Responses to “upcomingtrend Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China”

  1. Randy said

    Upcoming trend was previous reported as a seller who purchased powerseller status by selling 300+ stylus for nortendo. This was done to establish creditablility to sell fake falsh. This is why you should not put any faith in Ebay powerseller status or postitive feedback for any sellers of flash drives on Ebay.

    Was reported for Feedback manipulation. Will see what EBAy does with this seller.

  2. Hugh said

    If I know anything about peebay then I think they will do nothing. I have noticed recently that peebay seem to be hiding buyer ID’s at the end of auctions on some of their sites. I also notice that access to negative feedback for sellers has become more difficult at times. Is this part of their “buyer protection program”?? Somehow I think not – more like a “profit protection program” if you ask me!

  3. Randy said

    Upcomingtrend currently hs no items for sale — possibly under suspension?

    Looks like ebays penalty for purchasing feedack was to reduce this sellers feedback score.

    This seller is probably not concerned about the suspension as he is most likely selling fake flash under other seller ID(s).

  4. Randy said

    Looks like Upcomingtrend is coming out of hibernation. Has 300+ items on 24 hour listing.

    In response to complaint about Upcomingtrend purchasing powerseller status ebay did very little. No surprise, everthing on Ebay is available for sale. Want powersell status you can purchase it by selling very cheap items.

    The only think as a buyer you can trust on EBay is negative feedback… positive feedback and powerseller status status can be purchased.

  5. InspectorTech said

    Amazing is it not? How eBay sleeps and fake flash sellers like Upcomingtrend get away with murder?

    Has eBay eaten a poison apple? The apple of profit? Who is the prince Charming, who can awaken eBay with a kiss. After 100 years of sleep? Let’s hope it is not the FrankenFlash Project. Kissing eBay is a frightening thought! Yuk. As much as we once loved eBay, that eBay no longer exists. Instead we have an old hag,that has fallen prey to greed and profit.

    eBay does not care about members or making it a safe place to buy. We all learned the hard way. Their advertisements are lost on us. Too many victims frauded.


    “EBay now says it has over 2,000 people worldwide to tackle counterfeiting and that 95 percent of fraudulent listings are removed before the auction ends. ”

    Right. Give us a break! Spin.

    The sad fact is this. eBay like many companies automated to the Nth degree. They replaced people with code. They can not control their website systems. They no longer have enough staff. They layed off over 1,200 people in October, 2008. They are closing their Vancouver call center. They are out of control.

    They do not have the manpower to address fraud. They cut to the bone in the interest of Quarterly profits. Sound familiar? Ebay like most companies are trying to “manage perception”. The project would be very surpised if they had 100 people looking at fraud. We suspect they have less than 50.

    The problem with “Technology” is that it can rule you. Take over in code. Not enought people who understand it or who can manage it. The fake flash sellers – particularily in the orient are well aware of eBay’s flaws. They exploit it.

    How else can these powersellers continue?

    In the last meeting we reviewed the behavior of the fraudsters. They are clever. They carefully grow id’s. They prepare the id’s. They sell a lot of cheap items to grow their feedback. Some even make sure to continue to sell cheap items for a pound or less to balance any incoming negatives. They have it down to a science!

    Ebay is at the mercy of fraudsters.

    upcomingtrend rules ebay and not the other way around.

    Strange isn’t it? As the project has said many times – the only people who can clean up eBay and stop this problem are the members! You have to fight back. Any way you like.

    If you think eBay will do it for you…. our sites will still be active 10 years from now. Frankly that is Not something we look forward to.

    My personal observation is this:

    Either victims stand up and fight back, or we will all grow old with endless alerts and posts. Meanwhile the fake flash sellers will laught all the way to the bank.

    If ebay was shut down, the major source of distrubtion for fake and false capacity mp players , memory cards and usb drives would disappear. Many fraudsters would be out of business. Most victims who have been frauded and who did not receive refunds and especailly those who lost information would not be sorry to see ebay go down in flames.

    Frankly the ebay we once loved, no longer exists.

    Should it be allowed to? We are not sure.

    I can only say, they need to clean up their act. Accept responsibilty. Refund all victims of a fake flash seller. Issue an apology. And stop hiding the truth by suspending sellers and removing listings, in an attempt to hide the evidence.

    The project keeps on hearing from victims that they wish to issue a class action suit against ebay. We keep adding information into the confidental database. eBay better start addressing the issue and behaving responibly. If they do not, one day they will be in court.

    We believe that eBay could address the issues if they wanted too.

    That “Demand an end to unfair trade practices” was disgusting!

  6. Recently purchased a 16G drive from upcomingtrend (first image in second row) and went through the steps to get a refund. Seller provided a quick refund and asked for positive feedback. Lovely how someone can rip you off and smile to your face while they are doing it.

    Keep working to get the word out about this. I know I will.

  7. TechChips said

    We need all addresses:


    stress is on all. Also all contact names used by these two id’s. On shipping envelopes, on any communications with the sellers. This is URGENT!

  8. […] upcomingtrend Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China […]

  9. marc said

    upcomingtrend………Lei Sic Hong
    Room 1921
    Heng Fung House
    Heng On Estate
    Hong Kong

    silviajune…………Ling Lau
    RM948 Tin Ming House
    Tin Ping Estate
    Sheung Shul
    Hong Kong

    Adresses as requested

  10. InspectorTech said

    To Everyone


    Will you be shocked?

    upcomingtrend is not listing. At the moment, not yet suspended. Rush to claim. Rush to leave your feedback for the record.

    You probably do not have very much time left before eBay suspends. TechReporter’s just blew the lid of some very stinky and deep corruption.

    Your addresses are the KEY! There are probably a lot of id’s in those two rings.

    Please do not throw away those mailing envelopes!

    Since SOSFakeFlash has started to collect them recently, the puzzle is filling in.

  11. VISUAL_IDEAS said

    Item description: 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Memory 16G Pen Stick Thumb Drive H
    Item number: 170372438728
    Seller’s ebay ID: upcomingtrend
    Your ebay ID: visual_ideas
    Results from H2testw:
    The media is likely to be defective.1.9 GByte OK (4104166 sectors)
    13.6 GByte DATA LOST (28629018 sectors)
    4.9 GByte overwritten (10371919 sectors)
    23 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 46 sectors)
    8.7 GByte corrupted (18257053 sectors)
    31.5 KByte aliased memory (63 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x0000000000000000
    Expected: 0x0000000000000000
    Found: 0x00000003e5700000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Reading speed: 4.13 MByte/s

  12. VISUAL_IDEAS said

    ebay Item: 320415885662
    Description: 32 GB Brand New 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Memory Drive
    eBay Seller: tjffkuu

    The media is likely to be defective.
    3.8 GByte OK (8097008 sectors)
    27.3 GByte DATA LOST (57404176 sectors)
    Details:14.1 GByte overwritten (29710082 sectors)
    67 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 134 sectors)
    13.2 GByte corrupted (27693960 sectors)
    63.5 KByte aliased memory (127 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x00000000f7150000
    Expected: 0x00000000f7150000
    Found: 0x00000007cee50000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 2.17 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 4.20 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  13. VISUAL_IDEAS said

    ebay Item: 320417788562
    Description: 32 GB Brand New 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Memory Drive
    eBay Seller: tjffkuu

    The media is likely to be defective.
    3.8 GByte OK (8148732 sectors)
    27.3 GByte DATA LOST (57352452 sectors)
    Details:26.6 GByte overwritten (55892387 sectors)
    1.5 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 3 sectors)
    712.9 MByte corrupted (1460062 sectors)
    63.5 KByte aliased memory (127 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x00000000f8ad0000
    Expected: 0x00000000f8ad0000
    Found: 0x00000007ceed0000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Reading speed: 4.46 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  14. VISUAL_IDEAS said

    ebay Seller: tjffkuu shipped the two reported (see above) 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Memory Drive from this address:

    Shops A&B G/F Po Leung kuk
    Siu Ching Mansion 201-207
    Yu Chau St Sham Shui Po
    Google Maps

  15. Kirsty said

    Wow so glad I found this and checked out the seller’s feedback before paying for the item. Have sent an email to seller requesting they cancel the transaction, so hopefully all goes well there. Keep up the great work! People need to be more aware of sellers’ histories before buying. I very rarely check feedback, but luckily I did this time!

  16. TechChips said

    Upcomingtrend Switches To Private Auctions

    Well it looks like upcomingtrend is really determined to fraud! He has switched to private auctions.

    We strongly suspect this id is connected to the “Don Of Fake Flash” the ring we named 3totrade. Actually as time goes by the picture is becoming more clear.

    Please make sure to send us every address you have. It helps to connect the dots.

    If you have $1 US dollar to spare, buy some cheap stylus pens. Free shipping, wonderful giant toothpicks. Some go for as little as .01 US. Then refuse to leave any feedback at all. Nothing. It will starve his feedback score of the postives he desperately needs.

    Get those negatives in after testing your fake flash 16GB. And please don’t kiss his fake flash butt crawling on your belly revising your feedback to get a refund. It makes everyone sick! He’s been at it for over 6 months.

    Oh yes, if he doesn’t send the giant toothpicks you know what to do.

    Buy those stylus pens, everyone. Don’t bid very high. He has lot’s to offer. Remember…free shipping. Help ebay members to fight back, and let the negatives for fake 16GB flash memory drives show!

    If you prefer to address another fake flash seller (only those on the lists) that are trying to pad their feedback with cheap stylus to combat ebay members who leave negatives for flash memory items, that is okay too. We do not accept donations from people. We do accept help! Contribute a $1 us dollar in bids for cheap stylus pens. Then, no feedback. Vote how you feel, by starving the latest scam to block victims of fake usb memory items!

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  18. Carl von Dippe said

    I have buy item line 2 stick 3

    The 16 GB stick recieved from on the envelope(

    Malim Agus Ekain
    Room 1921, Heng Fung House
    Heng On Estate,
    Shatin, Hongkong

    Seller’s ID:
    Seller’s Email:

    Seller’s Name:
    Seller’s Email:
    Seller’s Transaction ID: 6JG94951SC230631D

    (My Dispute to the Seller after H2testw v 1.4)

    Hello Your 16 gb USB pen is FAKE see below the test

    USB Stick 16 GB Test 30.10.2009
    Fehler beim Lesen der Datei ‘J:\14.h2w’, Offset 0x1900000.
    (Semaforens timeout-periode er udløbet. Code 121)
    Achtung: Nur 15516 von 15984 MByte getestet.
    Der Datenträger ist wahrscheinlich defekt.
    1,9 GByte OK (4105200 Sektoren)
    11,0 GByte DATEN VERLOREN (23208976 Sektoren)
    1,6 GByte überschrieben (3407461 Sektoren)
    0 KByte leicht verfälscht (< 8 Bit/Sektor, 0 Sektoren)
    9,4 GByte mit Datenmüll (19801515 Sektoren)
    23 KByte mehrfach genutzt (46 Sektoren)
    Erster Fehler bei Offset: 0x000000005d480000
    Soll: 0x000000005d480000
    Ist: 0x00000003c9b00000
    H2testw Version 1.3
    Schreibrate: 2,49 MByte/s
    Leserate: 3,73 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4
    You have delivered a FAKE Flash, in your selling report
    you wrote no return.
    Then please US$ 17,50 back, after money back
    i will destroid it

    (Notice from Paypal)
    Step 1 –
    Return the item to the seller, at the following address:

    32B XiaoFeng Building YunFeng Garden
    29# YouYi Road LuoHu District

    (as registered Post with tracking code)

    Buying from one Adresse, send from another adress and returned to
    perhaps a third adress.

    I have paid USD 17,50 for the item and the cost for return will be
    USD 15,00,I will not return the item….

    Paypal have recieved my test and can see it is a FAKE.

    That will says that Paypal protect the SELLERS and not the BUYER

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